Toni Nadal answers whether Carlos Alcaraz or Jannik Sinner are better as rivalry continues: "I think he is the best"

Thursday, 29 February 2024 at 04:00
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Tennis coach Toni Nadal has picked Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz over Italy’s Jannik Sinner as the one to rule the sport in the future.
There has been a lot of discussion about a possible heir of someone like Serbia’s Novak Djokovic who has been a poster boy of tennis for a good part of the last decade.
Both Alcaraz and Sinner are often regarded as the most highly-rated players currently playing in the men’s singles category.
Toni, was recently quoted in a report where he picked the current world number two over the reigning Australian Open champion to lead the sport into the new era.
“I think so. It’s already one more [player at the top]. In Sinner, from now on, Alcaraz will have a tough rival,” he said. “He already was before, but after winning, he has extra confidence. And I think we will see great confrontations between the two.
“No, Alcaraz is very young. I think he is the best. And well, he gave up a match there with Zverev that he could lose. You have to continue trusting him. I believe that he will continue to bring a lot of joy to Spanish tennis.
“I think, first, there is a generational change. Spain has somewhat lost the vibe of that chain it had whereby one great champion was succeeded by another.
“And there were many players in the top 100. Now that has diminished. Tennis has changed. It is a sport where great power is required. Most of the players are very tall. This makes it difficult and causes Spain to not have as many players as before.”
Alcaraz has won two Grand Slams in his young career as he lifted the US Open in 2022 and Wimbledon in 2023. On the other hand, Sinner lifted his maiden major title in Melbourne in 2024 after beating the current world number three Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in a five-set thrilling finale.

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